Commercial Dispute Resolution Lawyers
We wanted to give you some more information about the work that you’d be doing and the team you’d be joining. So the Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team, Jamie Carr, has provided the following information. We hope this helps!
The work and our team
As somebody who has led the Commercial Dispute Resolution team for a couple of years, I wanted to explain who we are and talk directly to you as our next team member.
We’re a relatively new team in a highly rated firm, and this has immediate advantages. We work closely with the non-contentious teams in the firm, to include the employment, commercial, property and private client teams, in providing a full range of legal services. This has helped, quite unusually for a team of litigators, to develop a large number of regular clients. Whilst this has helped expand the type of practice we offer, it is also highly rewarding to work regularly with established clients and be part of their own journeys.
It also means that we advise and assist on a wide variety of matters. It would not be unusual, on any given day, to be asked to advise on a disputed will or trust, consider the restrictive covenants within an employment contract, take instructions on a commercial lease renewal whilst issuing proceedings on a shareholder or partnership dispute. Whilst most firms talk about variety of work, we practice the same, daily. Whilst this variety can be challenging, it is also rewarding and has assisted greatly in my own personal development and that of my team.
As a team, we recognise that Dispute Resolution is a dynamic area of practice. It is important that we continue to match this dynamism in how we respond to changes in the legal landscape and, perhaps more importantly, our client’s own, ever-changing circumstances. This has been keenly felt over the last 12 months; where our clients have experienced new and unprecedent challenges, we have responded. Changing the way in which the team works together, ensuring effective supervision, utilising new resources (to including training resources) and being flexible in how we advise clients has all led to a successful last 12 months, despite the wider circumstances.
Our approach as a team, is straightforward: our focus must be on the development of our lawyers. Being able to adapt to our client’s demands is key and the more that we are able to specialise and offer value in what we do, the greater difference we can make to our clients and therefore the more successful we will be as a team.
We’re looking to expand the team and are keen to find somebody with the ‘right fit’. You will be keen to develop your own practice experience, regardless of how experienced you may be as a lawyer, will be open to new challenges and keen to market your own achievements. You are somebody with significant experience in advising on commercial disputes, ideally with a focus on director shareholder disputes.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your interest and time.
Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution